Revamp Your Old Shoes With Glitter

Breathe new life into old heels by covering them in glitter and adding vintage-inspired ribbon laces.
Gold Glitter Shoes

Gold Glitter Shoes

Using a mixture of glitter and Mod Podge, you can embellish old shoes to create festive holiday attire. Add ribbon laces for a vintage flair, and use painter's tape to protect the soles of the shoes when applying the glitter mixture.

©Jeff Romaniuk 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Jeff Romaniuk 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Materials Needed:

  • shoes
  • Mod Podge Gloss-Lustre Finish
  • ultra-fine glitter (in desired color)
  • painter's tape
  • paintbrush with synthetic bristles
  • polyurethane spray
  • plastic container (for mixing)
  • drop cloth
  • ribbon (optional)
  • spray paint (optional)

Prep Work Surface + Shoes

First, lay down a drop cloth to protect workspace. Then, use painter's tape to tape off the soles and insides of the shoes. If you want to create a particular design with the glitter or only decorate the tips, use the tape to mark these designs.

Optional Step: My shoes were originally a charcoal gray hue, and I wanted them to be metallic. I didn't want the charcoal to peek through, so I spray-painted the shoes gold before applying copper glitter.

Mix Glue + Glitter

In a plastic container, mix glitter and Mod Podge together. Start by adding a little glue at a time until a medium-thick consistency develops. Make sure the glue isn't too thick or the glitter will clump together.

Apply Glitter

Apply the glitter-glue mixture to the first shoe in a thick, even layer using a paintbrush. Repeat on the second shoe. Allow the first layers to dry before applying the second and third (if necessary) layers.

Spray Sealer

Once all empty spots have been filled in and additional coats have been applied, carefully peel off painter's tape and allow shoes to dry overnight. The next day, coat shoes with an even layer of polyurethane spray to seal the glitter. Allow to dry before lacing and wearing.

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